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Why Doesn’t Chabad Learn Mussar?

Stump the Rabbi: Why don't Chabad chassidim and bochurim learn from sifrei mussar such as the ‘Ramchal’? Video

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Stewartlittle
November 7, 2019 4:25 pm

As you yourself said, “I know not everybody will agree with me” I feel you say so with great humility and honor. So clear cut and straight forwardness. Beautifully done. Thank you Rabbi Paltiel.

It's about time
November 7, 2019 6:40 pm

Someone as the Rabbi conveys this very clear message

How truly true and correct the message is

If I may add As for the Ramchal for instance

His Hashkafa in life and focus for a yid is in total contrast to the approach of the Alter Rebbe and Chassidus Chabad

This has been written about a published recently

Well put and said

Thank you

Just listened
November 7, 2019 6:44 pm

The Alter Rebbe answers this question and explains why in the introduction to

the Sefer Hatanya. See there!

Rabbi Moishe Leider
November 7, 2019 9:34 pm

A prominent Litvishe rabbi who was mekareved by Chabad many years ago said that mussar is a direct approach to serving Hashem (do this and don’t do that) while Chassidis is the indirect approach (love and fear Hashem and that will bring you to act properly. We don’t have any “stamp out Loshon hora campaigns- we have ahavas Yisroel campaigns that bring you Naturally to not saying Loshon hora

jack
November 8, 2019 1:46 pm

excellent , however it shouldnt be to the extent that others cant come to shleimus. also its important to have some awareness, not tzimztum , and realize 70 punim latora.

So True
Reply to  jack
November 9, 2019 10:11 pm

As a litvish individual who also appreciates chassidus and enjoys learning about other jews, I feel the above comment is very important. The Torah has shiv’im panim and we believe eilu v’eilu divrei elokim chaim. Yes I know you believe that moshiach will not come until your maayanos spread forth, but that does not give you a license or a chutzpah to discredit other drachim or other parts of the Torah hakdoishah! The Rebbe himself showed great respect for talmidei chachomim from other sects of Yiddishkeit. From a group that promotes ahavas yisrael, I’d love to see more.

menachem
Reply to  So True
November 11, 2019 9:22 pm

100%

Bechina shaila that needs Rayot
November 9, 2019 7:29 pm

Ok . . . Rov Chaim Vital says that one should wear Shimusha Raba Tefillin to access the Mochin of Arich Anpin. That is a raya. So in a safek issur bechina Ari are you l’chumra or l’kula? (Sha’ar Tefillin 10) Also, all pi sod the Chalak meat is the ‘higher’ madreigah! Why are you using Rema shechita? Safek issur rabban l’kula or chumra? And is yibum d’oraitha? Because last time I checked Shammai is chumradike on that sevora? Now, Etz HaDaat is Binary consciousness. The Rashash (Sar Shalom Shar’abi) wrote in Nahar Shalom how Ohr Ein Sof (Arich) has… Read more »

In Zohar Chavah wore Tefillin. Atarah of Yesod
November 9, 2019 11:20 pm

Have you studied Rashash Kavannot? They are based on Sha’ar Kavannot and are ‘applied’ concepts. Like additional algorithmic iterations of the Miluim of Divine Shemot Stop ‘judging.’ You have not reverse engineered Admur HaZaken S”A. Lazy! Too much Golden spoon. I have never been to Yeshivah. Self-taught. Teshuvah is powerful! Maybe you should be more humble. Most Chassidim have an 8th grade secular education and arts barely employable. Didn’t Rambam and Ramban have careers? Is Torah a business? Why does Sefaria not have your writings? Pri Etz Chaim, Sha’ar Tefillin 1:2 Kavannah Barchu ברכו – יכוין, כי הוי”ה פשוטה, גימטריא… Read more »

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